Post-Doctoral Certificate Program*
The NGS Post-Doctoral program provides a structured process that assists doctoral program graduates and candidates in conceptualizing, researching, and writing a manuscript. The program promotes contribution to the body of knowledge in appropriate disciplines, ensuring academic rigor and intellectual integrity throughout the publishing process. Although NGS faculty members provide guidance and assistance throughout the Post-Doctoral program, candidates are individually responsible for the publication and acceptance of their work.
Post-Doctoral Fellows Program Length & Curricula
The Post-Doctoral program curriculum consists of 3 stand-alone but integrated certificates; a concept certificate, a research certificate, and a writing certificate. Each certificate earns 9 doctoral credits for a total of 27 credits. The complete program is one year long composed of 3 periods of 4 months each delivered in a low-residency blended format. On-site residency meetings are at the beginning of each certificate and a final meeting at the end of the third/final certificate. Residency meetings provide an opportunity to meet faculty and peers and to present manuscript updates in a colloquia format with guest speakers and publisher’s representatives in attendance.
To be eligible an individual must hold a doctoral level degree or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA). Approval may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs for the admission of Doctoral Degree candidates that have completed their core course of study but have not yet completed their dissertation for publication.
*Not available in Massachusetts.